Waste Disposal

One byproduct of planetary or interplanetary engineering would be the creation of waste material. It's conceivable that a civilization which generates enough industrial waste, particularly toxic waste such as spent nuclear fuel, might be wary of leaving this material floating around in the solar system where it represents a navigational hazard or a risk of toxic planetfall. A solution to this problem would be to dispose of waste material in the sun.


  • An unusual light curve could be a potential indicator of a star "doped" with waste material.